Is a meal prep service really worth it and how can it save you time and energy?
We’ve all heard of it, everyone tells us that it will change your life – but is meal prep worth it?
And if so, why? What makes it so special? That’s what we’ll cover in this article.
Meal prep is mostly known by those in the health industry or wanting to lose weight, and with good reason. Having your meals prepared and ready to go not only saves you the mental task of wondering what to cook every night, but also ensures that you have healthy balanced meals at a snap of a finger.
For those that need to track their nutrition closely, meal prep can help you with consistency as every meal is perfectly portioned for you.
What are the benefits of meal prepping?
1) Saves you time and energy
For those on a tight schedule, the biggest advantage of using a meal prep service is the time that you save from cooking from scratch, every day. The mental exhaustion of keeping track of what you have in the house, trips to the shops, cooking and washing up can feel overwhelming. On the days you just can’t manage it all, it’s even more tempting to give into a takeaway that you know will derail your goals. By investing in a weekly meal prep delivery, you reclaim your time so that you can spend it on things that matter.
2) Less food waste
I’m sure you’ve done it too – you buy a load of food for the week, cook some and even save leftovers. The trouble is, without a plan in place, some of it is going to end up in the bin. Most of us are looking for ways to reduce food waste, to save money and the planet. When you use meal prep, everything comes in the exact portions which means no uneaten leftovers hanging out in the back of the fridge!
There really is no point in buying kale only to leave it to grow its very own kale, is there? Again, another hassle avoided.
3) Guaranteed freshness
Meal prep can actually encourage you to eat more fresh, nutritious ingredients. At The Good Prep, we believe so much in the power of nutrition, that we deliver twice a week to guarantee that the food stays extra fresh (your first delivery arrives on a Sunday to start eating Monday, second delivery arrives Wednesday for meals through to Fri/Sat).
4) Reduces temptation to make less-than healthy choices
For many of us, laidback lifestyle changes just don’t work. We need structure, routine and guidance. We need it to be as easy to make healthy choices as it is to order a takeaway.
That’s why our clients see so much success when they commit to a plan they’ve built and invested in. It’s a lot harder to give in to cravings late at night when you know you’ve got healthy, nutritious meals waiting for you in the fridge. It’s way more difficult to skip lunch when it’s all freshly prepped and ready to take to work.
5) It tastes good!
We know how monotonous it can be to always prepare your own meals – especially when you know you’ve got more important things to do. You might try and make a delicious meal you’ve seen online, but your version just lacks the oomph. Or you end up spending money on an unhealthy takeaway that leaves you feeling tired and bloated.
With The Good Prep, we take the guessing part out of meal prep and give you delicious, exciting new flavours to pick and choose from! Your taste buds won’t get bored, guaranteed.
How to find the best meal prep service in the UK
We know that the idea of investing in meal prep can feel daunting. That’s why at The Good Prep, we have the following options to make you feel sure about your decision before you put your money where your mouth is:
● Choose how many meals you want delivered and select from a 3, 5 or 6 day plan to make it work for your lifestyle.
● You can build a subscription plan, update your menu weekly and cancel/pause anytime you like!
● Our meals are routinely and externally lab tested to ensure that the freshness timeframe is accurate, so you can rest assured that we have your health at heart.
● You can track your macros and all the nutritional values you need. Our portioned-controlled meals help you stay effortlessly on track.
● You can completely customise your plan to include more protein, power shots and cold-pressed juices if you need them, with our add-on side dishes.
● Reach out to our friendly team any time if you have any questions and we’re here to help with anything you need!
Conclusion: Though you might feel nervous about the investment, hopefully now you can see why meal prep is worth it and how using a meal prep service is an even bigger advantage than taking on the mental and physical task of handling everything on your own. We all want to eat healthy, balanced meals but let’s face it, we don’t always have the time and energy to do so. With The Good Prep, we take care of you, so that you can focus on your goals.